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CFP: [Collections] Journal: Religious Narratives in Word and Image

updated: 
Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 7:57pm
James M. Kee

INTERFACES invites essays for an issue devoted to the roles played by
narratives in religious traditions. Proposals may address themselves to
narratives presented either verbally or visually. Those which address
narratives presented in both media are especially welcome. The issue will
concern itself with the distinctive functions of narratives and the need
within traditions for certain basic narratives to be re-told. Essays may
focus upon narratives from any major religious tradition.

UPDATE: [Religion] Journal: Religious Narratives in Word and Image

updated: 
Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 7:56pm
James M. Kee

INTERFACES invites essays for an issue devoted to the roles played by
narratives in religious traditions. Proposals may address themselves to
narratives presented either verbally or visually. Those which address
narratives presented in both media are especially welcome. The issue will
concern itself with the distinctive functions of narratives and the need
within traditions for certain basic narratives to be re-told. Essays may
focus upon narratives from any major religious tradition.

UPDATE: [Collections] Collection: "It's a Mad World": The Work of Terry Gilliam

updated: 
Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 6:41pm
Anna Froula

It’s a Mad World: The Work of Terry Gilliam

We seek essays of 4,000 to 8,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of writer-
actor-director-comedian Terry Gilliam. For decades Gilliam has been a leading film auteur, both
a comic and a social critic, and a historical, critical survey of his work is needed. While he has
never wholly departed from his Monty Python roots, he has forged his own distinct vision.
Gilliam cinematically creates worlds that are once familiar if unwelcome. He triumphs the
mundane and the absurd. His anachronistic and off-kilter vision consistently throws off our
ability to find a stable or common foundation on which to ground our approach to his films.

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Collection: "It's a Mad World": The Work of Terry Gilliam

updated: 
Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 6:41pm
Anna Froula

It’s a Mad World: The Work of Terry Gilliam

We seek essays of 4,000 to 8,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of writer-
actor-director-comedian Terry Gilliam. For decades Gilliam has been a leading film auteur, both
a comic and a social critic, and a historical, critical survey of his work is needed. While he has
never wholly departed from his Monty Python roots, he has forged his own distinct vision.
Gilliam cinematically creates worlds that are once familiar if unwelcome. He triumphs the
mundane and the absurd. His anachronistic and off-kilter vision consistently throws off our
ability to find a stable or common foundation on which to ground our approach to his films.

UPDATE: [20th] Collection: "It's a Mad World": The Work of Terry Gilliam

updated: 
Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 6:41pm
Anna Froula

It’s a Mad World: The Work of Terry Gilliam

We seek essays of 4,000 to 8,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of writer-
actor-director-comedian Terry Gilliam. For decades Gilliam has been a leading film auteur, both
a comic and a social critic, and a historical, critical survey of his work is needed. While he has
never wholly departed from his Monty Python roots, he has forged his own distinct vision.
Gilliam cinematically creates worlds that are once familiar if unwelcome. He triumphs the
mundane and the absurd. His anachronistic and off-kilter vision consistently throws off our
ability to find a stable or common foundation on which to ground our approach to his films.

CFP: [Film] Collection: "It's a Mad World": The Work of Terry Gilliam

updated: 
Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 6:40pm
Anna Froula

It’s a Mad World: The Work of Terry Gilliam

We seek essays of 4,000 to 8,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of writer-
actor-director-comedian Terry Gilliam. For decades Gilliam has been a leading film auteur, both
a comic and a social critic, and a historical, critical survey of his work is needed. While he has
never wholly departed from his Monty Python roots, he has forged his own distinct vision.
Gilliam cinematically creates worlds that are once familiar if unwelcome. He triumphs the
mundane and the absurd. His anachronistic and off-kilter vision consistently throws off our
ability to find a stable or common foundation on which to ground our approach to his films.

UPDATE: [18th] Masculinities, Empire and Difference NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 4:22pm
Dr Stephen H. Gregg

This timely collection will concern the representation and construction of
masculinities and how they interact with cultural difference and the
project of empire in England/Britain or in English/British areas of global
interests. It is envisaged that the collection may range across (but is not
limited to) the following topics: colonial spaces; women, men and sex;
Black Atlantic voices; literary discourses of empire and gender; cultural
difference in the contact zone; difference and empire at ‘home’;
homoeroticism and male friendship; slaves, slavers and the slave trade;
representations / discourses of landscape. One of this collection’s

CFP: [Graduate] Reminder: British Bodies UIUC (Feb 8)

updated: 
Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 1:19am
Brandon Jernigan

Call for Papers (Deadline: Feb 8)

British Bodies
April 4 â€" 5, 2008
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The British Modernities Group, in conjunction with the UIUC Unit for
Criticism and Interpretative Theory and the Illinois Program for Research
in the Humanities, invites submissions from diverse disciplines for our
annual graduate student conference, this year themed “British Bodies.”

CFP: [18th] Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2008

updated: 
Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 7:01pm
Fiona Ritchie

The call for papers for the 2008 meeting of the Canadian Society for
Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS/SCEDHS) is now online:
http://burneycentre.mcgill.ca/csecs-scedhs-2008/cfp.html

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Eighteenth Century: Influence
of the Past, Presence of the Future”. The plenary speakers are Jack Lynch
(Rutgers University) and Benoît Melançon (Université de Montréal). As is
traditional for CSECS, papers not on the conference theme will also be
considered. Proposals for papers or panels should be sent to
fiona.ritchie_at_mcgill.ca by 30 April 2008.

CFP: [Theatre] MLA 2008 Pirandello Society

updated: 
Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 1:38pm
Susan Tenneriello

MLA 2008--San Francisco: Pirandello Society Panels

Topic: Pirandellian Moods: Narrative, Film, Theatre into the Twenty-first
Century.

 
Arthur Livingston, an early Pirandello translator and scholar, identified
in Pirandello's works a "complex mood," a "mysterious symbolism made up
of terror, and rebellion, and pity, and human kindness." For contemporary
critics, directors, performers, spectators and writers: how do
Pirandellian extremes cross over or interlace; how does the complex mood
of Pirandello’s work resonate in the 21st century?

250 word abstracts by March 14 to jana_okeefe_bazzoni_at_baruch.cuny.edu

UPDATE: [20th] Katherine Mansfield Conference London 2008

updated: 
Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 12:44pm
Dr Gerri Kimber

 Fifty one speakers from around the world now confirmed. Deadline for
abstracts extended to 17 February 2008 to include those still writing
their submissions.

The Centre for New Zealand Studies,
Birkbeck, University of London,
in association with The University of Northampton,
is proud to present

THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD CENTENARY CONFERENCE

Birkbeck, University of London
4-6 September 2008

CFP: [Theatre] Masculinity and Theater (4/15/08; MMLA Minneapolis 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 2:25am
Samuel Park

CFP: Masculinity and Theater (4/15/08; MMLA Minneapolis 11/13/08-11/16/08)

Papers welcome for the permanent panel Gender Studies: Male, on the theme of "Masculinity and
Theater," held during the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, Nov. 13-16. Deadline: April 15.

CFP: [Theory] "French Cultural and Literary Theory" RMMLA 2008, Reno (Nevada) Oct. 9-11

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 9:46pm
Christa Albrecht-Crane

Call for Papers
"French Cultural and Literary Theory"
2008 RMMLA Convention
Reno, Nevada October 9-11
Hosted by University of Nevada, Reno

This session seeks to explore innovative approaches to French cultural
and literary theory from a variety of angles; please send 300-word
proposals (including title and complete contact information) in
electronic format to session chair:

Christa Albrecht-Crane, Utah Valley University, Dept of English and
Literature, albrecch_at_uvsc.edu.
 
Deadline to submit proposals: March 1, 2008
For more information regarding the conference, visit:
http://rmmla.wsu.edu/download/2008CFP.pdf

CFP: [African-American] Richard Wrightâs International Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 7:33pm
D. Stringer

I am soliciting abstracts for a proposed Special Session at the 2008 MLA
Convention [27-30 December 2008 in San Francisco]. Accepted panelists
must be MLA members by April 1, 2008.

2008 marks the centennial of Richard Wright’s birth, and an opportune
moment for reconsiderations of his lesser-read, nonfiction works, as well
as his trans-national and non-aligned writerly commitments more broadly.
Important topics include:

--Wright’s travel writing (Black Power, The Color Curtain, and Pagan
Spain)

--Wright’s interest in rearticulating Marxist and Freudian theories to
reflect post-colonial realities

--Wright’s personal and authorial position vis-à-vis the Cold War

CFP: [Religion] Literature and Religion Session, 2008 62nd RMMLA Convention, Reno NV

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:29pm
Christopher Roberts

2008 62nd Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assoc
RENO, Nevada at Harrah's Casino (October 9-11)
Local Host: University of Nevada, Reno
Website: rmmla.wsu.edu

Call for papers
Literature and Religion Session
We welcome submission of proposals for individual papers that consider, but
are not limited to, the relationship of literature to the following issues:

UPDATE: [Graduate] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:01pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

UPDATE: [Travel] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:01pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

UPDATE: [Religion] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:01pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

UPDATE: [Science] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:01pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:01pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

UPDATE: [Ethnic] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

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